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Logistics, Supply Chain Management & Intermodal Transportation Education and Research at GSU College of Business Administration (COBA)

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Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a national public university located on a 700-acre campus in Statesboro, Georgia. Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906. The College of Business Administration began offering the BBA degree during 1965, the MBA degree during 1969, WebMBA program in 2001, the MAcc degree in 1988 and MSAE degree in 2007. The College of Business Administration has 15,800 alumni located throughout the world. The University offers 120 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels through seven colleges.

Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Georgia Southern faculty are teacher-scholars whose primary responsibility is the creation of learning experiences of the highest quality, informed by scholarly practice, research, and creative activities. The University offers a student-centered environment enhanced by technology, transcultural experiences, private and public partnerships, and stewardship of a safe residential campus recognized for its natural beauty.

A residential university serving approximately 16,000 students, Georgia Southern's hallmark is a superior undergraduate experience emphasizing academic distinction, excellent teaching, and student success.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • BBA in Logistics & Intermodal Transportation: Logistics and Intermodal Transportation (LIT) is one of Georgia Southern’s fastest growing majors. It serves the needs of a dynamic industry. Logistics is ensuring the availability of the right product, in the right quantity and the right condition, at the right place, at the right time, for the right customer, at the right cost. Intermodal transportation is combining the cost and/or service advantages of more than one mode of transportation in an efficient, seamless product movement.

Graduate Programs

  • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: The main objective of the Ph.D. program is to train students for both advanced practice and academic positions with a broader goal of ameliorating the shortage of Georgia residents trained in logistics and materials management. These areas lie at the core of supply chain management. The Ph.D. builds on the College of Business Administration’s (COBA) nationally ranked (15th) undergraduate degree program in logistics. Graduates of the Ph.D. program will be prepared to serve as knowledge brokers, able to transfer knowledge of supply chain management and logistics to lay audiences and provide leadership in expanding this increasingly important and complex field.


Georgia Southern has been named the fourth most popular university in the country by U.S. News and World Report, joining Harvard University, Stanford University and others in the rankings that feature the Top 20 most popular universities based on yield (the number of students who apply and then opt to enroll). The University was ranked as the behind Brigham Young, Harvard and Stanford Universities and came in ahead of Ivy League schools Princeton and Yale. Georgia Southern was the only school in the state of Georgia and one of only three in the Southeast to make the list.

  • Campus: Located just an hour from historic Savannah, Hilton Head Island and the Atlantic coast, Georgia Southern’s nearly 700-acre campus is nestled in the classic Main Street community of Statesboro. The city’s host county of Bulloch continues to grow along with the University and is home to more than 69,000 residents.
  • Accreditation: The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Business has undergraduate and graduate accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Honors Program: Georgia Southern’s University Honors Program attracts high-achieving students to its reserved classes, seminars and programs. The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement encourages students to make leadership a part of their college resumés and a life-enriching skill.
  • Faculty: At Georgia Southern, professors not only teach classes, but advise majors and encourage a personal learning environment where students regularly co-present research at regional and national conferences with their faculty mentors. With small classes, students have the opportunity to get to know their professors.
  • Residence Hall: Centennial Place serves as Georgia Southern’s newest residence hall. Constructed in 2009, the residence hall is the most modern on campus featuring apartment style living, wireless Internet access, and even a Coldstone Creamery and Einstein Bros. Bagel restaurant.
  • Center for Art & Theatre: The Center for Art and Theatre opens new opportunities for students, faculty, and the public for the visual and performing arts. One of its three galleries is the permanent home for The Georgia Artists Collection, a continuously expanding gift of pieces established and curated by Betty Foy Sanders, Bulloch County native and wife of former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders. Other galleries feature scheduled exhibitions of private, student, and faculty works. The Center also hosts a 150-seat Black Box Theatre for student performances.
  • Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation: The Southern Center is for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation is a division of the College of Business Administration (COBA). Created in 1992 at the request of area industry leaders, the Center serves as the bridge between the logistics-related resources of the University an the larger business community engaged in logistics activities. The Center´s activities focus on the rapidly growing areas of global logistics and all forms of intermodal distribution. Collectively, the staff possesses a wealth of industry, research, and consulting experience across the logistics and transportation field.

LAST UPDATED ON June 21, 2018